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Re: fetching git submodule using (uri (recursive? #t))

From: Myles English
Subject: Re: fetching git submodule using (uri (recursive? #t))
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:40:15 +0100

And thanks to Ludo' too.  I didn't see your mail because the thread view
doesn't seam to be able to span from one month to the next, and also I
think I got unsubscribed after getting messages saying "Your membership in
the mailing list Help-Guix has been disabled due to excessive bounces".

On Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 23:30, Myles English <address@hidden> wrote:

> on [2019-05-28] at 14:18 I wrote:
> > I am trying to build this package that uses git submodules but the
> > (recursive? #t) doesn't seem to have any effect.
> Thanks to bavier and reepca on IRC #guix who figured out this happens
> when the package definition is changed (by e.g., adding "(recursive?
> #t)") but the hash is not updated.  This causes guix to think,
> reasonably, that it already has the source in /gnu/store/the_hash-etc
> because the_hash hasn't changed since the last time it was fetched.
> To fix, just remove the source from the store before trying again:
> $ guix gc -d /gnu/store/the_hash-etc
> (N.B. the "-d" above might have changed to "-D")
> Additionally, when developing a package, reepca suggested making a
> random change to the hash just so guix knows it needs to get the source
> again, and it will suggested the real hash to put in the package
> definition.
> Myles

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